The Environmental Permits Division (EPD) implements and oversees most of the permitting programs for MDEQ. EPD also provides support to the Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Division (ECED) in regulating the permitted facilities.

Current Announcements

*The Permit Board on Environmental Quality reissued the statewide Large Construction Storm Water General Permit (MSR10) on January 13, 2017. This permit authorizes the discharge of storm water run-off into waters of the State from construction sites. This general permit replaces the previous Large Construction Storm Water General Permit that expired December 31, 2015. A Re-Coverage Form and Letter of Instruction will be mailed to everyone that holds an active coverage. Coverage recipients wishing to be covered under the reissued general permit must submit a Re-Coverage Form within 45 days of the date of the Letter of Instruction. The Re-Coverage Form can be found HERE. The Large Construction Storm Water General Permit can be accessed HERE.

*The Permit Board on Environmental Quality is proposing to reissue the statewide Hydrostatic Test General Permit (MSG13). This permit covers the State of Mississippi and will authorize sporadic discharges of hydrostatic test water to waters of the State from new or used pipelines, storage tanks, flowlines, etc., used for transportation or storage of natural gas, crude oil, or liquid or gaseous petroleum hydrocarbons, or other substances which would adequately be detected by the effluent limitations in this permit. This reissuance will allow the operation of Hydrostatic Testing for an additional five-year period. This general permit will replace the previous general permit that expired August 31, 2016. The Hydrostatic Test General Permit Public Notice Draft can be viewed by clicking here and the documented changes can be viewed by clicking here. The thirty (30) day public notice starts January 19, 2017. Written comments should be submitted to the following address no later than the end of the thirty (30) day public notice:

Chief, Environmental Permits Division
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Office of Pollution Control
P.O. Box 2261
Jackson, Mississippi 39225

*ACT8, Condition S-2(3) on Page 17 of the statewide Multimedia Hot Mix Asphalt Facility General Permit (MSR70) has been revised to include stack testing protocol language that existed in the previous General Permit but was omitted in the new General Permit during the recent reissuance process. The added permit language requires the coverage recipient to perform stack testing in accordance with EPA Reference Methods 1-5 (40 CFR 60, Appendix A) and the testing procedures in 40 CFR 60.93. In addition, the coverage recipient shall demonstrate compliance with the opacity limitation in accordance with EPA Reference Method 9 and testing procedures in 40 CFR 60.93 and 40 CFR 60.11. The Multimedia Hot Mix Asphalt Facility General Permit can be accessed HERE. The Hot Mix Asphalt General Permit Forms Package can be accessed HERE.

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Please click this link to a form entitled "Coastal County Utility Authority Environmental Clearance Form to the Office of Pollution Control" This form can also be found under "commonly used applications and forms". This form is required to be completed and submitted to MDEQ for all construction stormwater coverages in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River and Stone Counties.


About EPD
Overview of EPD and the permitting process with links to EPD Branches, Organizational Chart, and phone list.

Environmental Permitting Assistance
Helpful permitting information for small & medium businesses

Public Resource Tools
Links to enSearch Online which provides access to public information about permitted facilities.
Permit Applications Received
Online Public Notices
Issued Permits

Permit Applications & Forms
Forms by listed by permit type. Most forms are in MS Word and/or Adobe pdf format.

Environmental Regulations Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Activities
MDEQ Fact Sheet

Contact Information

Click here to view a staff directory of the Environmental Permits Division.

Street Address:
515 East Amite St.
Jackson, MS 39201
Link to map

Mailing Address:
Office of Pollution Control
Environmental Permits Division
P. O. Box 2261
Jackson, MS 39225

Fax Number:
(601) 961-5703